It's not a simple thing, to design a role playing game, especially if you're introducing a brand new system or game mechanic. Depending on the genre, there can be an intimidating number of aspects that you have to address, such as character generation, skill use, combat, health and healing, magic or psionics, overland horse travel… Continue reading Artificial Limits and Game Balance
Recently, a visitor to this blog made a comment on my “3 vs 4 vs 5” post about a role playing game I'd never heard of before: Talislanta. He said that the 4th Edition of Talislanta was very popular, and it was free to download at talislanta.com. I was immediately intrigued, not because it was… Continue reading Where’d this come from: The Sequel – Talislanta
What is it about a fifth edition? 3rd (or 3.5) edition of Dungeons and Dragons is considered by many to be the best, last word in D&D... at least those who aren't tempted by the dark side of Pathfinder. The edition that was released after 3.5, that which shall not be named, is generally considered… Continue reading 3 versus 4 versus 5
Whenever I start to read the rulebook of a role-playing game, whether it's one I've read before or it's something new I just discovered, I sometimes find that the first couple dozen pages are full of fiction used to set the stage of the setting. This fiction is usually told through the eyes of a… Continue reading Inexplicable Fiction
While preparing for yesterday's TME game, I created a whole bunch of characters, put them into the form fill character sheet that I updated, and discovered too late that the area meant for the characters background was set to use a font size that was ridiculously small. Unfortunately, I didn't have time to change it… Continue reading Character Sheet Update
Yesterday, the 22nd of February, 2018, I finally had a chance to GM an episode of The Mutant Epoch (TME), using my recently released One Day Dig (ODD), “Baby Bupu”! I set up the game at my local RPG and CCG shop, Western Paladin Games in Walla Walla, Washington, and with their help put out… Continue reading Success!
This upcoming Thursday, the 22nd of February, I'm going to be hosting a session of The Mutant Epoch, where I'll be running the One Day Dig "Baby Bupu" at Western Paladin Games on 2nd Street in Walla Walla, WA. I'll have a large number of pre-gen characters prepared, but if you would like to play… Continue reading Upcoming TME Session